Adding Essential Oils To Your Skincare Routine

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Shine. Greasiness. Acne. Clogged pores. These are just a few of the misconceptions regarding essential oils for the skin. A skin oil that you put on your skin is very different than the oil your skin naturally produces.

Beauty oils have been used as early as 10,000 BC by many cultures. Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, and Greeks would add them to their beauty routines to protect against the elements, soften their skin, and combat the aging process.

Adding essential oils to your skincare routine can increase the moisture retention in your skin significantly. Choosing the right essential oils can also improve on acne and other skin issues. Find out how to make, use, and the benefits of this all-purpose beauty oil suited for acne and other minor skin issues.

What You’ll Need

You can purchase all of these amazing essential oils by clicking on the names of the oil below. The links will take you directly to my Amazon store.  Happy Shopping!

Timeless Pure Argan Oil: (1 ounce)

Argan oil comes from the kernel of the Moroccan tree by the same name. It has both culinary and cosmetic uses. You can find it in beauty supply stores and on Amazon.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil: (4 drops)

Hailing from Australia and New Zealand, this colorless oil has a strong distinctive smell. It’s toxic when ingested, so remember to keep it out of reach of children and animals.

Geranium Essential Oil: (4 drops)

Geranium oil comes from the leaves and stems of the Geranium plant. It’s heavily used in aromatherapy for its pleasant scent.

Oregano Essential Oil: (4 drops):

Oregano oil comes from the leaves and flowers of the herb best known for its culinary uses. The oil is dark yellow and characterized by a spicy smell.

Frankincense Essential Oil: (4 drops)

Frankincense is a resin collected from trees of the genus Boswellia. Through steam distillation, you can extract oil from that resin. It gives off a fragrant balsamic smell.  

How To Make It

Combine all oils in glass dropper bottle and swirl together. Avoid using plastic bottles because the plastic can break down over time. And if it’s BPA plastic, it might leach toxins into the oil. There is no heating necessary to make this oil.  

How To Use It

When you’re ready to use it, add  five to six drops to your clean, dry hands. Using a patting motion, apply to face, neck, and décolletage.  This oil can be used once or twice each day or as needed.

Benefits of Beauty Oil

This is an all-purpose beauty oil, great for all skin types and conditions but especially well suited for acne. Both the argan oil and the geranium oil have antioxidants that help reduce inflammation. Those antioxidants also help contribute to younger, softer, plumper looking skin. The geranium oil has properties that tighten the skin and reduce wrinkling as well.

This oil is a moisturizer, too. You’ll notice that it absorbs into the skin easily, without adding a greasy or irritating feeling. Additionally, the geranium oil helps scars and other spots on the skin to fade away.

And if you suffer from skin ailments, like eczema, the vitamin E and fatty acids in the argan oil will help soothe your skin and prevent further irritation. The tea tree oil is antibacterial and antifungal, giving this oil properties to prevent dermatitis and other similar skin conditions.

What benefits have you seen from incorporating beauty oils into your skincare routine? Let me hear from you in the comments below or on my Facebook page!